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  • Thu Sep 13th, 2012 6:45pm
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Lynnwood: Ash Way two-week closure

A Snohomish County Public Works project to replace a failing culvert is scheduled to shut down Ash Way north of Alderwood mall for two weeks starting 7 a.m. Monday.

The full closure of the road, south of Alder Way, is scheduled to last through 5 p.m. Sept. 28. During that time, only local traffic will be allowed. A detour route uses Alderwood Mall Parkway between 164th Street SW and Maple Road.

Also in mid-September, the city of Lynnwood plans to start repaving a nearby portion of Alderwood Mall Parkway north of Maple Road and south of 182nd Street SE. The work also includes paving a short portion of Maple Road and could last into mid-October.

Lynnwood’s project will require lane closures, but at least one northbound and one southbound lane will be open at all times.

More info: Go to and search for “roads central.”

Mill Creek: Brain injury awareness event

An event to benefit Colton Wilson, who was badly injured in a skateboarding accident in Lynnwood, is set for Sept. 23.

The 21-year-old fell off his skateboard, hit his head and suffered a traumatic brain injury in June. He is now out of the hospital and working toward recovery. As a South Whidbey High School baseball player, Wilson battled bone cancer and used his wish from the Make-A-Wish Foundation in 2007 to renovate the school’s baseball field.

The Colton Can Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Day from 2 to 5 p.m. at The Jet Bar and Grill is scheduled to help raise money for Wilson’s care. The event is set to include a concert featuring Kris Allen, the eighth-season winner of “American Idol,” as well as other local talent, sponsor booths and traumatic brian injury awareness information.

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets for $15 and “Colton Can” bracelets can be ordered through The Jet Bar and Grill is located at 800 164th St. SE in Mill Creek.

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Mountlake Terrace: Trail project open house planned

An open house is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 26 for the Lakeview pedestrian and bike trail project at the Ballinger Lake Golf Course Clubhouse, 23000 Lakeview Drive, Mountlake Terrace.

The meeting aims to provide information about the Lakeview Trail Project and present alternatives for new pedestrian and bicyclist facilities that will connect the Interurban Trail at 228th Street SW and the west end of the 236th Street SW bridge over I-5.

For more information, call city traffic engineer Janet Hall at 425-744-6275,